Pattern and Purpose in Insular Art: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Insular Art Held at the National Museum & Gallery, Cardiff 3-6 September 1998

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Mark Redknap
Oxbow, 2001 - Art - 284 pages
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These twenty-five papers, taken from the Fourth International Conference on Insular Art Cardiff conference in 1998, are concerned with insular art in its broadest sense, encompassing studies of metalwork, manuscripts, sculpture and textiles, both recent discoveries and new investigations of well-known objects. They include material associated with Anglo-Saxon England as well as early Medieval Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and discoveries of insular metalwork in Scandinavia. They are divided into five themes which reflect the many recent advances in the study of insular art: politics and patrons; national and regional identities; art and archaeology; the implications of scientific analysis and style; and analysis, methodology and meaning.

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The Cultural and Political Milieu of the Deposition and Manufacture of the
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About the author (2001)

Mark Redknap is the curator of medieval and later archaeology at the National Museum and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff. John M. Lewis was assistant keeper, medieval and later antiquities at the National Museum and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff. Nancy Edwards is reader in archaeology in the Department of History and Welsh History at the University of Wales, Bangor.

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